Nigerian military activates 17 isolation centres as senior officer tests positive for Coronavirus

The Nigerian Armed Forces says it has activated 17 isolation centres in the six geopolitical zones across the country to boost fight against Coronavirus pandemic. This is just as a senior officer of the Nigerian Armed forces have tested positive to the Coronavirus.

John Enenche, Coordinator, Defence Media Operations (DMO) who made this known while briefing newsmen in Abuja on Monday explained that the officer recently returned from a high burden country and is currently at the isolation centre at the University of Abuja Teaching Hospital.

He also said the Armed forces have been directed to enforce all restriction on movement as directed by President Muhammadu Buhari at his maiden broadcast on the Covid-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic and solicited the support of the general public by adhering to all the medical and administrative guidelines being provided by government at all levels.

He added that a good number of Armed Forces of Nigerian medical personnel have been earmarked to be trained on the management of COVID 19 cases, which will done in liaison with Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).

“In the same vein, about 48 Disaster Response Units of the Armed Forces of Nigeria are on Notice To Move in conjunction with NEMA. These units will handle operations other than medicals that may arise in the course of this non kinetic military operation”, Enenche said.

By Godsgift Onyedinefu

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